2-day tour: Kol-Ukok lake – Kol Tor lake | Itinerary: Kochkor – Kol-Ukok lake – Kol-Tor lake – Kochkor | Kol-Ukok lake is located between two steep slopes in the North-Eastern Terskei Ala Too Mountains; surrounded by stunning nature; observe the local shepherds’ lifestyle, customs and family traditions (Ref: AKG0020-2)
2-day tour: Kol-Ukok lake – Kol Tor lake (Kyrgyzstan)
“2-day tour: Kol-Ukok lake – Kol Tor lake” is organized by Nomad’s Life travel agency that was founded in 2016 and specializes in eco-tourism, hiking and horseback riding. This travel agency claims that due to their experience and high qualification level, they can create a really unique experience for you. You will feel yourself part of the local life, and not just “observing it from the outside”.
Nomad’s Life travel agency has a fully equipped modern office in the center of Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). The agency staff members are qualified professionals with an extensive experience in tourism sector.
All the tours offered by this company comply with the following “golden rules”:
- high quality tours at competitive prices;
- 7-day holiday modules (create your own tour);
- group tourism, where everyone is perceived as an individual;
- direct access to development projects throughout Kyrgyzstan as a window into the country’s socio-economic development.
- Number of years on the market: from 2016
- Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Turkish, Chinese
- Payment methods accepted: cash
“Kol-Ukok” means ‘The Lake in a Chest’ and is nestling between two steep slopes in the North-Eastern Terskei Ala Too Mountains. The water is sweet and cold. The maximum depth is 17 m. A white fish, and Savan trout — a regal, multi-hued fish — live in the lake. The lakeshore is totally peaceful and quiet.
On the way there you may see marmots and badgers, hear mountain birds singing or the cry of an eagle, hawk or griffin vulture. Wolves, jackals, foxes, hares, and mountain goats live here. The diversity and originality of flowers around the lake will enchant you: from forgot-me-not to the legendary edelweiss. Many plants, such as rhubarb or wild garlic served the ancients as a source of vitamins.
Most importantly, you will be welcomed by hospitable people, descendants of the ancient nomads, who graze their cattle here from May to October. Throughout the tour, you will observe the shepherds lifestyle, customs and family traditions. Besides, you will observe them making traditional, national Kyrgyz milk products – kymyz (fermented mare milk), airan (Kyrgyz yogurt), and kurut (dried salty cheese). Here you can also see cows and horses being milked and will be able to watch bread being prepared.
- Itinerary: Kochkor – Kol-Ukok lake – Kol-Tor lake – Kochkor
- Category: horseback riding tour
- Duration: 2 days
Day 1: Kochkor – Kol-Ukok lake
Transfer by car from Kochkor to Isakeev village (30 minutes). Afterwards, we will meet our team with the horses. After a short instruction we begin our horseback riding tour to Kol-Ukok lake. On the way, we will see Ters-Tor jailoo, famous for its pure air and lots of crystal clear water. Picnic on the way. Arrival at the shepherds’ yurt at Kol-Ukok lake. Lunch, dinner and B&B in the yurt.
Horse riding time: 5 hours.
Day 2: Kol-Ukok lake – Kol-Tor lake – Kochkor
After breakfast we will visit the second lake – Kol Tor Lake (3 400 m). Picnic at the lake. After Picnic we will return to the tour starting point. Transfer to Kochkor. End of the trek.
Horse riding time: 5 hours.
The price includes: accommodation in a yurt, meals, horses, horse guide (English speaking guide), transfers, mineral water.
The price does not include: travel insurance, airplane tickets, alcohol, bank taxes, additional services not mentioned in the program.
|1 person||180 USD|
|2 people||150 USD|
|3 people||130 USD|
|4 people||100 USD|
|5-12 people||75 USD|
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